Guinea Bissau President sacks government amid constitutional tensions with PM
By 14 August 2015
President of Guinea Bissau, Jose Mario Vaz [photo credit: Voice of America]
<p>The president of Guinea Bissau, Jose Mario Vaz, has dismissed his government as a result of a rift with Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira.
</p><p>Tensions, fed by overlapping duties in Guinea Bissau's semi-presidential system, have grown between the two men. State radio and television stations reported late Wednesday that in a speech announcing the move, Vaz said a government reshuffle was not enough to solve the problem.
</p><p>There was no immediate reaction from the prime minister. But Pereira had previously said that PAIGC, the ruling party to which both Vaz and Pereira belong, was planning a convention this year to address the tensions, with a committee expected to study the constitution and clarify the two leaders' responsibilities.
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